About Us

The Silver Peak Studio Story

Jen Lesea-Ames

Hi! I'm Jen, former fitness trainer and triathlete turned jewelry designer and metalsmith, owner of Jen Lesea Designs, and the creative visionary behind Silver Peak Studio.  When COVID-19 hit in March, all my art shows cancelled and most of my planned revenue vanished.  I'm not new to pivoting and adapting, so I thought, "how can I help jewelers keep creating and career jewelers stay in business?"  

In May 2020, I decided to apply for the Martha Kate Thomas Grant through Boulder County Arts Alliance in order to create a boutique-style jewelry studio where jewelers can rent the studio in a cost effective manner on an hourly basis.  I was awarded the grant at the end of May and since then, I have hit the ground running!  Additionally, I reached out to several very talented metalsmith jewelry instructors and together, we offer jewelry workshops for those who want to expand their skill set in the world of jewelry making.  Additionally, we offer business development classes to artists of all mediums. 

About Silver Peak Studio

We recently moved to the Colorado Tech Center off of Dillon Rd. in Louisville, Colorado!  We offer specialty jewelry metalsmithing and artist business workshops in a small group environment, with a maximum of 5 students per class from degreed, experienced instructors (please see our instructor bios here).  We believe you learn best when you have more interaction with the instructor and all of your classmates.  

Because safety and health is our top priority, we have a clean protocol that is CDC compliant. In addition, we'll be doing a health screening which will include taking temperatures at the door, wearing a mask in doors, and providing hand sanitizer at each jeweler's station as well as disinfectant for tools and equipment.

If you ever have any questions or want more information about our workshops and community open studio, you can contact Jen and she will respond within 1 business day.